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Coast Guard Helicopter Rescues Election

The Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter can rescue more than people. In fact, it can rescue a parliamentary election. The helicopter has been called out to fly ballots for tomorrow’s election to the residents of Grímsey Island, north of Iceland.

The island has neither been accessible by boat nor airplane in recent days, due to weather, RÚV reports. According to the law, the result of an election can’t be published until all polling stations have been closed, and if voters don’t have access to ballots, a polling station is not functional.

The helicopter is scheduled to fly the ballots to Grímsey this afternoon. A Coast Guard ship will be available for support.

If the 53 registered voters on Grímsey island had not been given the chance to vote tomorrow, then no results from any voting district could have been published until the day Grímsey had voted.

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